Apparently Neil Gaiman and your humble CrackedActor webmasters weren’t the only people to pick up on how much Johnny Depp sounded like Bowie in Sweeney Todd.  Depp recently said that he did not draw a direct inspiration from Bowie, stating “I wouldn’t ever dream of attempting to channel David Bowie because he is one of my heroes. But if there is a similarity it wasn’t intentional. It’s a nice compliment though.”  Hell, if someone told me I sounded like Bowie my response would be, “Yeah, that’s right I took some major inspiration from him.  David Bowie rocks my socks and we can all thank him for most modern music.”  But that’s just me.

3 Responses to “Shades of Bowie in Sweeney Todd (Part 2)”

  1. Latetotheshow Says:

    If you can get your hands on the Infinity DVD of Tony and Ridley Scott’s Showtime series “The Hunger 2″(2003 I think), you can see how Bowie handles a straight razor in the episode “Sanctuary.” As the batty, washed-up artist Julian Priest, he’s at least as scary as Depp. He also does intros for the rest of the episodes, so there’s rather a lot of him.
    It’s in PAL format, so it’s worth checking to see if your player can deal with it. I found it on Amazon UK, and there’s bits of it on YouTube.

  2. Webmistress Says:

    Sweet! I am definitely checking that out. Bowie waving a razor menacingly sounds….exciting.

  3. Latetotheshow Says:

    Better than that…he shaves Giovanni Ribisi.